Monday, April 7, 2014

Vintage Style Dollhouse Miniature Stove Oven Cooking Range Tutorial

I needed a vintage style miniature stove & oven for the Wiltshire Cottage dollhouse. I saw an old ad for a GE stove.
To make a miniature 1/12 scale dollhouse cooking range I worked with 3/32" thick veneer wood. I buy mine from Hobby Lobby.   

I cut out the back of the stove 4" x 4". The two sides are 2 7/8" tall x 2" wide.  And a bottom 1 15/16" x 4" which I kept 3/8"off the ground.
For the front I cut out a 2 3/8" x 4" rectangle. I cut out 2 holes for the doors.  The little door is 1 1/8" wide x 1 3/8". The big door is 2" x 1 3/8". I left a 5/8" space at the bottom to put some fake drawers.
 The little door does not have a window. But the larger one does. So cut out a rectangle where plastic will go later. My window is about 1 3/8" x 5/8".
To have working doors I am using 26 gauge wire. This is where I encountered my first problem. To get the doors on I had to remove the 2 sides so I could get that wire piece in place. Then I glued the 2 pieces back on. I use Aileen's white glue.
Now my front is back together with working doors.
I glued another piece of wood just 1/8" under the doors. You can put it just under the doors. I wasn't sure the doors would swing open if I did. This "shelf" is almost 1 7/8" x 4".
Now glue the front and "shelf  to the rest of the stove.  Painting the interior now black or whatever color you prefer would be a good idea! I didn't and it was a bit more work later.
The top of the stove is 4 2/8" x 1 15/16". Glue it on.
I added a piece at the bottom for a toe kick. It's 1/4"  x 4". And I added a thin piece to separate the 2 ovens. 
Now the trick will be to see if we can get this to look like a real stove! Sand everything smooth and round all your corners and edges.
I am making mine pink. So first I am doing a coat of pink acrylic.  This is Anita's Craft Paint- Princess Pink.
The interior is black acrylic paint.
Then I tried some nail polish. I have Essie's "Fiji" that is a bit too old for my nails. So I am using it on the range. I think if you just did 4 or 5 coats of water based gloss it would do the same trick. Or you can just use enamel paint.  For the first coat I just did a regular coating. The wood did drink it.
Second coat, I put on the nail polish a little thicker. It's a bit better looking, but it would need another coat. And I'm out of Fiji! So I'm going to try to gloss the rest of the way.  Keeping my fingers crossed!
 
Okay I put on 2 more coats of the water based gloss and it did fine.  Except the oven doors grew a bit and won't close now.
I'll add the details now.  First, the burners.  I used 4 metal washers.  2 small that are 5/8"  & 2 big that are 3/4".  I painted them silver.  I have a snowflake hole punch and I used it to punch out the black centers of my burners.
I glued the burners onto the range with Aileen's Tacky Glue. Time to add some cute!!
First, I used this heart embellishment by Melissa Frances. It's a scrapbook piece made out of resin.
I decided to have a griddle. I cut a little piece of wood 1 1/2" x 1".  I sanded all the corners and the top edges round.  Then I cut a perimeter groove and grooves in the center.
I also made a clock. It's a piece of wood 3/4" x 1/2".  I cut out a clock face(just type clock face in Google image search and you'll find a whole bunch).  Paint the wood silver. The dots are the nail polish. 
I painted the griddle black. Then I used Folk Art paint "teddy bear" and Apple Barrel's "antique gold" to make rust.  The pink dots on the clock part got a dot of Aileen's glue in the middle.
I glued the griddle and clock in place.  I also added some silver trims. I cut slivers of wood about 1/8" at different lengths to put at the top of the range and the stove.  The top ones are 1 1/4" long.  The big oven handle is 1 5/8" long. The large drawer under it is 2". The little oven door handle is 7/8". The little drawer under it is 1 1/4".
On the griddle, I applied some gloss in some spots. Not all over.
Don't forget to glue in your oven window.

And for the oven knobs I used some metal pieces that held a rhinestone. Remove the rhinestone and you have this 4 prong little domed circle.

Now all there's left to do is accessorizing your stove!
 
I made most of the items myself.  The little spatula is wire, cardboard and glue. The pancakes, strawberries and bread are air dry clay. The eggs are glue and a dot of paint. The pot is a bought item I painted and sealed with gloss.  The toaster was a gift from Tracie Dean of Dean Designs  that I painted with little roses.
 
The pink polka dot plate is a plate I bought and re painted. And the towel is a piece of fabric I painted with regular paint for the dots. I then put the fabric on a piece of cardboard and pinned in place. Next, I sprayed it with hairspray ( a trick I learned from Liberty Biberty) and dried it with my hairdryer. The baking pan the bread rolls are on is a rectangle bezel pendant from the jewelry department.
The vintage stove inside Wiltshire Cottage where it will be residing.  I already put up my polka dot wallpaper.  I painted the Religieuse/cream puff from a painting I saw on Pinterest by artist Pascal Cessou. I loved it so much I tried to paint my own.
That's my vintage dollhouse miniature stove tutorial! Now it's your turn to make this oven even better than mine. Have fun!
hugs♥,


45 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh this is so adorable!

    xo Danielle

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  2. I loved it! Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

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  3. Such a awesome stove! The scene itself with the baked goods sitting about and the towel make it look so perfect, and I know its just one little part of this amazing build ;)

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  4. How adorable! I love it. <3 Thanks for the tutorial. :)
    Hugs

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  5. The finished stove with all of its accessories is just gorgeous. You are so clever to make it from a picture.

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  6. muchas gracias por ese fantastico tutorial , te ha quedado una cocina preciosa

    besitos

    Mari

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  7. Ничего себе!!!! Вы сделали большую работу! Спасибо за большой учебник! Смотрится замечательно!
    Картина над плитой великолепная! Вы художник!
    Обнимаю
    Татьяна

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  8. Amazing as usual. Wish I had this stove in real life!

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  9. Te quedó fantástica la cocina. Besos

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  10. So beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing the tutorial !! hugs

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  11. Hallo Caroline!
    Super Herd ! Tolle Ausführung. Fehlen nur noch die Topflappen !
    Liebe Grüße
    Skiddi

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  12. Lovely! I'd love to do a vintage pastel kitchen. I'm going to pin this!
    XOXO
    Ruth

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  13. Me gusta mucho ha quedado fantástica y lo bien que lo has mostrado paso a paso, gracias.
    Un abrazo.
    Yolanda

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  14. From nothing has come something great, I love how you have been, you are fantastic!.
    A big kiss

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  15. it's so cute and girly..I love it
    thanks for the tutorial :)

    Hugs
    Marisa

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  16. Thanks for sharing this adorable project, carried out in pure style Cinderella Moments :-)
    Lovely hugs,
    Flora

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  17. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Your stove with accessories is amazing.

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  18. Thank you so much, Caroline! It's so cute and you're so clever. Thank you for this most helpful tutorial!

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  19. Caroline, your stove is a real Cinderella stove ;)! It is gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing the tutorial.
    Hugs, Ilona

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  20. !!!!!! Genial !!!!!!!, me encanta esa cocina y muchas gracias por el tutorial.
    Un abrazo.

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  21. Wow Caroline your stove is fantastic. Thank you very much for the wonderful tutorial.
    Hugs Maria

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  22. I love it. Thanks for showing how. it is indeed one Caroline stove. It fits so perfectly to your unique style. I love love it.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  23. Te ha quedado genial, gracias por compartir el paso a paso, besos:-)

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  24. Your mini stove with all of its accessories is totally adorable! I love love love it! Fantastic job, Caroline! Thank you for the great tutorial. I'll have to make one sometime. It's too cute to resist! xo Jennifer

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  25. What a great tutorial! Thank you Caroline! You are awesome. :)

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  26. Wow! I LOVE your stove!!! You have done such a fantastic job of capturing the original one but making it mini and with your own sweet touches! Beautiful job! and thank you for sharing all your "sources"... I would not have thought to combine a washer with a paper snowflake to make a burner! It is Brilliant!!! And I really would not have thought to use nail polish for the glossy finish!!! It is really delightful with your polka dot wall paper! I can't wait to see more!

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  27. Love your ideas! Fingernail polish is one of my favorite tricks too. I use the glittery kind on my art charms. It's a perfect pretty little pink stove and will look darling in your cottage. You're so clever!

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  28. Hi Caroline! I love your pink stove as it reminds me of the one I had in white back in the late 70's! That old stove also had 2 ovens with a large rest area to the right of the burners just like yours! That stove was SOLID! and it wasn't until many years late, that I really began to miss it. They just don't build them like that anymore...... except in mini! :D

    elizabeth

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  29. Es una cocina preciosa!!! y que divertida en color rosa,perfecta para el estilo de tus casas!!! Muchas gracias por el tutorial!!!!
    Besos.

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  30. you have managed to copy this stove so well, it looks fantastic, and thank you for showing us how you made it, I love the colour and the little touches you put, cannot wait to see your next posting

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  31. Thank you for sharing and showing the process, Caroline! Your vintage oven looks absolutely awesome and unique! Mini hugs, Natalia

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  32. Your pink stove is adorable and I wanted to thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial!!! I love how your stove came out it's gorgeous and I love all the miniatures you made yourself like the bread, the strawberries, the spatula, the eggs...everything look so cute and well put together! And like everything you make there is the Caroline's touch....the magical, fairy touch!! Hugs!

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  33. That is so cute. I love everything about it. Especially the griddle, it really enhances it. I think I better start with the food first and work my way to up to the stove, lol.

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  34. Thank you for sharing!! The stove is wonderful!!
    Hannah

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  35. Thats clever it looks wonderful!

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  36. Hoi Caroline,
    wat een heel mooi fornuis heb je gemaakt.
    en ook goed uitgelegd.
    ik vind hem geweldig.
    wanneer mag ik komen eten????
    groetjes Marja

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  37. Dear Carpline, this is the cutest stove, I am sure it will be so pretty in your kitchen. Great work as always my friend :) hugs, ebru

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  38. Wat knap bedacht en zo mooi uitgedacht lieve groetjes Danielle

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  39. It´s a beautiful kitchen! I have a spring giveaway, Would you like to participate? hugs.

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  40. Oh My Gosh you are an Absolute Genius - That is the CooLest Tutorial I want to try it sooo badly - Oh Heavens I Love that PinK oven - TiGGy sooo has Gotta have This! Oh Thank YoU!!!

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  41. Wow! it´s a perfect kitchen!
    Thank you for sharing this lovely tutorial.

    Hugs
    Sandra

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  42. I missed this and am happy to come back after seeing the link in your post today.
    Thank you for this wonderful tutorial. It is the cutest
    kitchen oven.
    Hugs, Drora

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  43. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing the tutorial. hugs

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  44. your such a smart mini maker, I think Im on the fast track when Im making little items and I need to take time, I see that most minis take a while to make

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